cave of adullam

cave of adul·​lam
-əˈdələm
usually C&A
: a group of seceders from a particular political or intellectual position

Word History

Etymology

from Adullam, biblical cave where David fled to escape Achish, king of Gath, & where he was joined by other discontented people (1 Samuel 22:1–2)

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“Cave of adullam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cave%20of%20adullam. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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